Brian Fallon of the Gaslight Anthem has been in a kind of Tom Waits-meets-Billy Joel phase of late, especially in his side band the Horrible Crowes. But the title of the Jersey group's new single suggests Gaslight's forthcoming album will be a return to their sincerity-drunk heartland-hardcore basics. "45" is, of course, the RPM speed of a punk seven-inch single, as well as something you flip over when you want a fresh start. Fallon shouts about how his friends helped him get over a breakup, while the emo-Springsteen guitars hoist him aloft and repave Thunder Road.
Listen to the Gaslight Anthem's "45":
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